Applicable to more than 70 satellite and aerial sensors, CATALYST products integrate powerful image analysis, photogrammetric and radiometric processing, and information extraction capabilities for professionals, researchers, developers, and large production operations.
CATALYST Microservices makes low-latency, high-refresh image processing a reality. By leveraging public cloud services, Microservices can process thousands of images covering large geographic areas in a fraction of the time it would normally take on a distributed server-based system.
CATALYST has automated and simplified the cloud workflow with Microservices to maximize timeliness and cost effectiveness. Microservices eliminates the costly and time-consuming transfer of data from the data center by shifting the processing workflow directly to the cloud service where the imagery is stored. Microservices can even access images from different clouds – Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, for example – and integrate them into a single workflow.
CATALYST Microservices then taps into the enormous parallel computing power of the cloud to securely process the imagery. Processing costs are predictable and directly attributable to the work being done.
“The photogrammetric science and remote sensing algorithms that our clients have relied upon for more than 30 years to extract meaningful information from their airborne and satellite image data are now accessible through CATALYST Microservices to eliminate waste in the data pipeline while offering unprecedented scalability,” said Kevin Jones, Vice President of Product and Marketing at CATALYST.
“We developed CATALYST Microservices to solve the biggest challenge facing geospatial professionals today – how to cost effectively process at scale the petabytes of image data being captured by an ever-increasing number of remote sensing platforms,” said Dan Watt, Chief Technology Officer at CATALYST. “CATALYST Microservices is an evolution of our Professional and Enterprise products to optimize Earth image processing in the cloud. CATALYST Microservices offers the same science-based geospatial solutions that users expect, but now through a highly scalable delivery mechanism that reduces a lot of waste in the processing pipeline directly in the cloud where the data already resides.”